Match Point is a film that is depressing and heartfelt. However, it is unexpectedly dark, psychologically shocking and controversial. What I really love about Match Point is that it’s a very thought-provoking story that becomes quite tragic and the main characters lives begin to change. Match Point begins with a beautiful dialogue but as it goes on, it starts to get dark and very personal. Despite, I sort of knew what was going to happen, I was in shock when it finished because of the events that occurred within the film.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers isn't really the best actor for this kind of film so I wasn't really expecting a great performance. However, when I saw this film I was pleasantly surprised at Jonathan's acting. I found him to be one of the most psychologically disturbed characters I have ever laid my eyes on. Chris Wilson is a tennis coach at a London tennis club. He meets a young rich girl called Chloe and together they marry and seek to have a baby. However, when Chris meets Nola Rice, his life turns upside down. Scarlett Johansson delivers an amazing performance as Nola Rice! Scarlett should have been nominated Best Supporting Actress for her role in this film. Emily Mortimer's performance as Chloe Hewett Wilton was very good also. She is the victim so to speak of this film because she has no idea of the affair between Chris and Nola.
Woody Allen has created another fantastic film! Personally, I find Match Point very underrated because I think it should have earned more credit than it got. The best it got was a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination. Woody Allen is mostly well known as a director of romantic comedies. This one, on the other hand, is a new kind of film for him and he did a fabulous job! In fact, I would say that Match Point is my favourite film from Woody Allen so far.
Overall, Match Point is a very dark and powerful story with severe consequences and a tragic conclusion. Definitely one of the best films of 2005.